Some spider bites are dangerous because they can cause death. In the United States, around 3000 spiders are there, but they are under threat. Most of the spider’s bite can cause red wounds, itchiness, and heals within 7 days. Spiders not only bite through the skin but can inject toxic in the skin that may cause severe health problems.

Did you know? More than 40, 000 species of spiders are found in the world. As we know spiders are eight-legged arthropods that belong to the family of arachnids (Arachnida). They mostly use their fangs to attack their prey.

Spider bites are a common issue among people, some spiders are deadly and their bites can cause death.

Spider’s Bites May Look like

You should be concerned about the areas where the spider bit because identifying the wound and symptoms are essential to get proper treatment.

Wounds Look Like-

  • A red welt
  • Swelling
  • Your skin may damage
  • Or any painful symptoms that accompany the bite

Other Symptoms of a Spider Bite:

  • Itchiness or rashes
  • Pain around the area where a spider bite
  • Muscle pain or cramping
  • Blister
  • Sweating
  • Headache
  • Vomiting and Nausea
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Chills
  • High Blood pressure
  • Anxiety or restlessness
  • Swollen lymph glands
  • Spider bites take a longer time to heal than other insects so it is better to keep the wounded area clean to avoid the risk of infection.

Spider Bites May Look like

If you don’t know how to identify the spider’s bites, we will help you. Most of the spider’s bites may be similar to other insect bites. Two venomous spiders can be found in North America such as the black widow spider and the brown recluse spider.

How Dangerous Are Black Widow Spiders?

As the name indicates, the Black widow is dangerous to people. It is also known as one of the venomous spiders in North America. Its bites are painful and debilitating and frequently cause pain in the chest.

Other possible symptoms are

  • Cramping muscles
  • Causes headache
  • Anxiety
  • Light sensitivity
  • Will get nausea and vomiting
  • Numbness
  • Excess sweating and salivating

If you are experiencing many of the above symptoms, you are suffering from latrodectism that is a disease often caused by black widows.

If you have no clue how venomous black widows are, the following data will give an idea. As reported by the National Poison Data Center, in 2013, almost 1,800 Americans were bitten by back widows. The good news is no one died from the bite.

How Dangerous Deadly Brown Recluses Are?

Brown recluses are the only spiders in North America that can cause medical danger to people. You may find tiny brown recluses if you visit the American Midwest. It is believed that these spiders rarely bite humans.

Recluse expert Rick Vetter mentioned in an interview that”I’ve had 100 recluse spiders running up my arm, and I’ve never been bitten by one.” However, these spiders are potentially life-threatening spiders. But no deaths have been reported in the US.


Tarantulas are large, hairy spiders and the appearance of spiders may look creepy and more frightening to people. They don’t harm humans. But their bites can give skin irritation and can kill small mammals. In the US these spiders live a longer time than other spiders.

Treatment for a Spider Bite at Home

If the bite gives mild pain then you follow these steps:

  • Apply an ice pack now and then on the bitten area for almost 10 minutes.
  • Stretch the area to reduce swelling
  • You can take an antihistamine, such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) to reduce itching.
  •  If you find blisters development, you should apply antibiotic ointment.
  • You must seek medical attention if the symptoms are severe and more unbearable.
  • Next time if you ever encounter spiders anywhere, it is better to stay away to avoid getting bitten.